“Altered Carbon” Official Trailer

Following its fantasy movie Bright, Netflix is upping the explosive sci-fi factor with TV series Altered Carbon.

“Your body is not who you are. You shed it like a snake sheds its skin,” sets the scene at the top of the trailer.

“We transfer the human consciousness between bodies to live eternal life.”

The official blurb fills things out. “An intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future.

“Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitised; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent.”

The series is created by Laeta Kalogridis and features a starry cast of Joel Kinnaman, James Purefoy, Martha Higareda, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Will Yun Lee and Dichen Lachman.

In the dystopian future of Altered Carbon, the conglomerate PsychaSec has developed the technology to download consciousness so it can be placed in a storage – or a new human host – endlessly.

This ability to cheat death is exclusively available to the wealthy, or those with particularly useful skill sets.
Such is the case with Takeshi Kovacs, a soldier who is most recently reincarnated into a body that looks very much like Joel Kinnaman.

Takeshi is brought back to solve the murder of businessman Laurens Bancroft (Purefoy), who is footing the bill thanks to his own recent reincarnation.

Altered Carbon launches around the world on Friday, February 2 on Netflix.

“Altered Carbon” Date Announcement & Video!

Netflix has released a brief teaser trailer for their upcoming cyberpunk sci-fi series Altered Carbon. The teaser also reveals a release date for the first season of the series.

The TV series is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Richard Morgan. It’s set well in the future, when the technology exists to transfer the human mind into a new body, effectively making it possible to live forever.

You can read more about Altered Carbon and watch the teaser trailer below.

Here’s a description of the book from Amazon:

In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats “existence” as something that can be bought and sold. For Kovacs, the shell that blew a hole in his chest was only the beginning…

The Netflix adaptation was created by Laeta Kalogridis, who has previously worked on screenplays such as Night Watch, Alexander, Shutter Island, Terminator Genisys, and the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel.

The first season will be 10 episodes, and stars Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Kristin Lehman, Martha Higareda, Dichen Lachman, Leonardo Nam, and the great James Purefoy among others.

Altered Carbon season one arrives on Netflix on February 2, 2018.

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